Spring notebook - Day 4

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM HOLDS that the defense is usually ahead of the offense in the early stages of spring ball, or of fall camp. That wasn't the case on Monday, the first day Oregon State had worn full pads this spring. The combination of Lyle Moevao to Sammie Stroughter was among the offensive highlights while Shane Morales turned in another solid outing.

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- Practice Recap -

Oregon State is replacing the front seven from last year's stout defense. And at least for one day on Monday, it looked like it.

The quarterbacks, led by Lyle Moevao, were generally on target. Sammie Stroughter hauled in passes short, deep and in traffic. Shane Morales, who has looked sharp from the opening whistle of the spring session, once again stung the defense. It was Sam Oltman who turned in the play of the day, however, with a full extension dive on the final snap on Day Four.

Safety Bryan Payton was among the few bright spots for the D on Monday, with the lone interception of the afternoon. Payton has had at least one pick every day through the first four practices.

CB Keenan Lewis was absent from practice due to personal issues but is expected back soon.


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- Riley says -

On the plan to scrimmage Friday - ""The problem with a scrimmage is, that's pretty much your day," he says. "I may just decide we'll do some work on fundamental stuff."


Spring camp essentials:


Spring game and FeverFest:

The Spring Game and FeverFest is Sat., May 3 at 1 p.m. FeverFest includes the full Fan Fair at Parker Plaza. Advanced tickets are available at the legendary Gill Coliseum ticket office for $5 or at the Reser Stadium south ticket office booths on game-day.

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